Following two stakeholder dialogues, it shows the consultancy’s materiality.
First, the company’s sustainability topics were researched from sources like Hauska’s previous materiality analysis, GRI, the SDG and UN Global Compact. To refine those issues, the countries took different approaches: Austria conducted a stakeholder dialogue event, Croatia started interviews with local stakeholders, and Latvia did desk research.
Those results were exchanged at the Academy, an internal networking and training event on April 8th – 10th 2016. Based on the topic map Austria had already successfully used at its stakeholder dialogue and armed with the knowledge from each country`s research, the employees determined the material issues.
They did so with the method of the result oriented stakeholder dialogue: Stakeholders focused on four questions to determine Hauska & Partner’s material issues:
- What are the future requirements of sustainable consulting?
- Which issues have the highest impact and therefore should be on Hauska & Partner’s agenda?
- What does this mean for our stakeholders and what are their future roles?
- How can we jointly achieve positive changes?
In addition, all employees marked it they wanted to be informed on a special topic, integrated in a dialogue, or involved.
The most material issues from the employee`s point of view are “innovate” and “Develop New Services”.
To work on these results and depict the material issues, the topic map 2.0 was developed. This networking graphic combines both the results from the external and internal stakeholder dialogues. It depicts connections, hierarchies etc.
As you can see clearly, the most material topics for Hauska & Partner are
- Include/empower employees
The topics the stakeholders want to be engaged with most are
- Contribute to Sustainable Development Goals
- Include/Empower employees
- Develop New Services